Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2006
CD ISBN 0061134252 $19.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN 0061154423 $14.95
Narrator Dylan Baker does an impressive job with an array of characters, giving the impression of several narrators with Western and international accents. He also tries to engage listeners with a suspenseful narration, but he can't overcome a cast of unsympathetic characters and an unrealistic plot involving dying people aboard a sinking ship. Characters who are one-dimensional and have similar names are impossible to track. When the preacher onboard curses God before committing suicide, even Baker's skills can't save the scene. The rape of a young girl is delivered with sobs yet lacks credibility when Baker must deliver her thoughts of affection instead of fear. There is little to recommend in this audio, other than Baker himself. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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